La Belle Forme are now providing Hair Transplant Surgery at our Wilson Street HQ. The procedure will be carried out by Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBChB, BSc Hons Neuro Edinburgh. Associate Member British College of Aesthetic Medicine. Member Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners.
Around half of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. Some me will suffer hair loss whilst they are in their 20s, 30s or even late teens. The main cause for is Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). The hereditary condition occurs when a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes certain follicles to shrink and produce abnormal hair with a shorter life.
There are, of course, other causes of hair loss include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication. For some, hair loss is about much more than a receding hair-line. It can impact an individual’s confidence and self esteem.
Minimally invasive Hair Transplant Surgery
On average, our head has between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and we lose up to 100 of them every day. Hair grows in units of 1-4 hairs, which we call follicles or grafts. At any one time, 90% of our hair on our scalp is growing. Our goal during the extraction process is to get as many high quality follicles as possible the area that still has hair growth.
There are two types of hair transplant surgery. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT or Strip Technique) surgery. Both are carried out under local anaesthetic. Both are effective, delivering natural results.
Both have pros and cons. We will help you get the best treatment that suits your needs.
No matter which extraction method used, the final result of the hair transplant procedure will be the same – a permanent and natural-looking hairline.
How Long is the Down Time?
After hair transplant surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medication for a few days. Your surgeon will ask you to wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a couple of days.
You can return to work within two to five days after surgery.
Two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you will start to notice new growth within a few months.
For most around 60% of new hair growth is possible after six to nine months
How much does it cost?
The cost of hair transplantation will depend largely on the amount of hair to be transplanted, you can discuss this with your surgeon at the consultation.